Preparing for your Estate Sale
Before the Sale
We will complete a walk-through of your home at no charge to you, and provide
you with a realistic assessment of the value of the estate, and the best practices for optimal resale.
ConsignWorks will identify and research the value of your designated items and determine the
best resale venue, as some specialty items may be more appropriate for other markets such as
on-line stores, specialty dealers and auction houses.
We photograph and measure items for pre-sale and marketing activities. An on-line gallery
is created that showcases items, as well as other market collateral.
We stage each residence with total care and flair for best presentation. Floors, carpets are protected, rooms are
blocked off, cabinets secured, etc.
We inventory all furniture, art, rugs etc. and tag all items with selling prices.
We work with you to determine market value and minimum selling prices. An inventory listing is prepared for client
acceptance prior to the sale.
Consignworks advertises the sale in local newspapers, our website,estate sale exchanges, Facebook, Twitter,
Craigslist, and our database of nearly 4,000 buyers.
The Day of the Sale
We provide professional staff to monitor the sale, and ensure that your property is protected.
We post signs directing buyers to the sale. We post No Parking Signs where appropriate.
Signs are removed after the sale has concluded.
We document all offers and bids for possible post-sales.
We collect payment for items and are responsible for collection. If required by state law,
we collect sales tax and forward to the appropriate state Department of Revenue.
The house is left in "broom clean" condition after the sale.
The Client is responsible for disposal of items to charitable foundations. If requested, we can provide referrals to vendors who will haul trash, but this responsibility lies with the Client.
After the Sale
We work with buyers in after-sale activities to arrange for item pickup. This includes having an on-site presence to monitor buyers and moving efforts.
We provide a complete list of sold items, with final selling prices. Finally, we pay our clients promptly -- less than one week!
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